ASNA Logo Volume 5, Issue 6 - May 2007
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the Auto Show Report
A compilation of news and developments for and about Auto Shows of North America. To find out more, visit www.asna-atae.com

Contents:

Industry News
  • New home for the New England International Auto Show
  • ASNA Summer Meeting slated for July 10-11
  • Toyota won’t add many more U.S. dealers
  • San Diego underscores 'Stars are the Cars' theme with unique giveaway
  • Comings and Goings in the auto show community

    Show Profiles

  • Atlanta: Busy line-up included live wrestling, strong media support
  • Calgary: Cramped for space in oil-rich boomtown
  • Dallas: More concepts, great displays make for strong show
  • Denver: Attendance steady, emphasis on green draws interest
  • Fort Worth: Area show continues to set itself apart
  • Toronto: Focus is on consumers, and diversity

    Show Directory

  • Alphabetical listing of ASNA shows and dates for 2006-2007



    Auto Shows of North America (ASNA) is a committee of Automotive Trade Association Executives. The Mission of ASNA is to be the industry resource for auto show information and education, and to provide a network for communication between show executives, manufacturers, other industry affiliates and media.



    New home for the New England International Auto Show

    The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has signed a three-year contract to have the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, one of three MCAA facilities, host the New England International Auto Show beginning this fall. The auto show is the second consumer show to be confirmed for the BCEC. Pictured are, left to right, David L. Williams, executive vice president of the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association (MSADA); Jim Rooney, executive director of the MCCA; Dana Goodfield, president of the MSADA; and Garry Edgar from Paragon Group, which produces the auto show. The auto show was previously housed at the Bayside Expo Center.






    ASNA Summer Meeting slated for July 10-11

    Auto Shows of North America (ASNA), a focus group of the Automotive Trade Association Executives (ATAE) is once again convening its Summer Meeting, this time at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Jacksonville, Fl.

    Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

    Beginning with a reception on Tuesday, July 10 and continuing through a full day of discussions (with breakfast and lunch included), the ASNA Summer Meeting promises to be a lively forum that auto show executives won’t want to miss.

    “This is a unique opportunity to continue to share the best benefit from the interaction we all need from time-to-time,” says Jennifer Lindsey, executive director of ATAE. “In past years, those who’ve taken the time to be at these meetings have attested to the value they deliver. This year promises to be even better.”

    Registration information has already gone out to the ASNA community along with a survey suggesting specific meeting topics to be discussed.

    “We very much want this to be a day of high value for those who attend,” adds Lindsey. “As such, we welcome any comments and input our ASNA friends may have.”

    Specific questions should be directed to Lindsey or the members of the 2007 ASNA Focus Group steering committee: Candida Romanelli, New York International Auto Show; Jerry Cizek, Chicago Auto Show; Shayne Wilson, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Auto Show; and Craig Bickmore, Utah International Auto Expo.

    Opportunities for sponsorship still exist. Those interested should contact Lindsey directly, by e-mail or phone: (703) 821-7072.




    Toyota won’t add many more U.S. dealers

    Even as sales of Toyota products continue to grow, the automaker’s head of U.S. operations has indicated that doesn’t mean many more dealers. Jim Press is quoted by Automotive News as saying he doesn’t want to dilute the investment of existing dealers. Toyota, he said, wants dealers to be profitable so they can spend money on customer service and store upgrades. Press said adding more Toyota and Lexus dealerships would encourage price-cutting competition among dealers within the brand. Sales per dealership have grown roughly at the same pace as overall Toyota sales.




    San Diego underscores 'Stars are the Cars' theme with unique giveaway

    With its first year as a self-produced show under its belt, organizers of the San Diego International Auto Show found a different if not unique way to thank participating manufacturers and vendors—their own piece of the universe in the form of a star. Show management purchased about 100 “points of light” from Star Registry International and sent the certificate. The response? “Unbelievably positive,” says Kevin Leap, show director. “People certainly appreciated the gesture and it had the double effect of our being able to tie in our trademarked ‘Where the Cars are the Stars’ theme to the show.”




    Comings and Goings in the auto show community

    Barry Toepke, a mainstay for many years at both the LA Auto Show and the Houston Auto Show, has left his position as director of communications. A replacement has not yet been named. Toepke can be reached at btoepke@surfcity.net.

    Bryan Nesbitt, currently head of design for GM Europe, will become the automaker’s head of design for North America this summer, taking over duties previously handled by global design chief Ed Welburn. Nesbitt joined GM in 2001, having spent seven years at Chrysler, where he designed the successful PT Cruiser. He will be replaced as European design chief by Mark Adams, now director of exterior design for GM Europe.

    Ray Day, Ford Motor Company’s head of public affairs for global automotive operations, is being promoted to replace Jon Pepper, who is leaving the company to head communications for Hess Corp., an energy firm.

    Sally Eastwood has left her position as vice president of marketing for Land Rover North America. She will be replaced by Finbar McFall, who previously was head of global marketing for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport product lines.

    Michael Accavitti has been named director of Dodge Brand & SRT Marketing and Communications. Accavitti was earlier director of Motorsports Programs and SRT Product & Brand Marketing.

    Sandy Potempa, who joined the Chicago Automobile Trade Association seven years ago (to work with the Chicago Auto Show's "First Look for Charity" event), has been named director of special events and exhibitor relations. Her duties will include maximizing sponsor, partner and exhibitor-appointed contractor relationships at the auto show and will direct sales and marketing of the show's allied exhibitor displays.





    Atlanta: Busy line-up included live wrestling, strong media support

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution International Auto Show used the occasion of its 25th anniversary to continue and build on its tradition of providing more great vehicles, industry displays, attractions and media support than ever before.

    Toyota's wide-ranging display was typical of manufacturer support for the Atlanta show.

    “I’d like to thank all of the manufacturers and sponsors who helped make this silver anniversary event into one of our best ever,” said Shayne Wilson, president of the Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association (MAADA). “There were over 600 new vehicles on our show floor from 39 different manufacturers. This lineup included 13 different concept vehicles and a large number of 2008 pre-production vehicles. We also received more media support than ever before, including over 60 hours of radio remotes from the show floor.”

    Area press representatives were the first to see the completed show during the event’s “Media First Look” on Friday, March 9. The event’s annual charity preview party, “A Night of Cars & Stars,” attracted over 1,000 people. All tickets sold benefited Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the “When Everyone Survives", a foundation dedicated to Leukemia research.

    Wilson started the official opening ceremony by introducing Georgia’s new Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, who welcomed all attendees to the show. Cagle was followed by MAADA Chairman, Randy Morris of the Courtesy Automotive Group. Morris spoke about the growth of the Atlanta show during the past quarter century, acknowledging many of those who were instrumental in its success.

    Redefining the need for air bags of some sort, a team of professional wrestlers opened for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution International Auto Show.

    The vehicles were the true stars of the nine day show, supported by a number of celebrity and character appearances, ride and drive events by Chrysler and General Motors, and a night of live professional wrestling, which attracted a large gathering of wrestling faithful and first time fans, too.

    Among the celebrities who appeared at the show were Atlanta Falcon stars DeAngelo Hall and D.J. Shockley, courtesy of the Ford Motor Company, and NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer, who signed autographs in the Chevrolet exhibit for attendees. Spider-Man appeared at the show on the opening weekend for the second straight year. Wolverine of X-Men fame and Scooby-Doo made the rounds during the final weekend.

    The GM Experience gave show goers the opportunity to test drive 20 different vehicles, including the Buick Lucerne, Cadillac CTS, Hummer H3 and Saturn Sky. Meanwhile, the Chrysler Mobile Marketing Tour, which featured video games, film shorts and interactive displays, also offered Atlanta participants the chance to test drive the new Sebring Convertible and Aspen.

    The Atlanta Auto Show once again hosted a special day for Metro Atlanta area for more than 400 automotive technician students and their instructors.

    Scooby-Doo, a perennial favorite of youngsters, was a big highlight at the Atlanta show.

    Wilson says much of the success of the 2007 show is credited to the efforts of its media partners.

    The show’s title sponsor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, gave the show a wealth of advertising and coverage, including the production of the annual show guide, which was distributed in over 350,000 newspapers as the show prepared to open. The paper also provided 22 pages of show advertising, plus set up banner advertising on ajc.com and ajccars.com.

    Radio and television participation was the best ever, says Wilson, with live remotes and appearances from several local stations, including a 30-minute special on WSB-TV which aired twice. Another station, CW Atlanta, featured two live AutoScoop one hour show remotes, and WAGA-TV promoted the event on Good Day Atlanta. The show’s own Website www.ajcautoshow.com received nearly 51,000 visits from March 1-19.

    Profile: Atlanta Journal-Constitution International Auto Show

    Dates:
    May 10-18, 2007

    Next show:
    April 19-27, 2008

    Place:
    Georgia World Congress Center

    Exhibit Space:
    650,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults $10, Children (6-12) $5 (under 6 free)

    Show Hours:
    Mon.-Thurs. noon-9 pm; Fri. noon-10 pm; Sat. 10 am-10 pm; Sun. 10 am-8 pm

    Show Contact:
    Shayne Wilson, ATAE
    President, Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association
    swilson@maada.com, 770.916.1741

    Show Website:
    www.ajcautoshow.com

    Discount Coupons:
    Weekday coupons available at participating dealerships and in select newspaper ads.






    Calgary: Cramped for space in oil-rich boomtown

    Jack Thompson, who organizes the auto show in Calgary, one of Canada’s western cities in a province rich with petroleum resources, says a vibrant economy is helping to drive auto sales and, by extension, interest in the Calgary Auto Show.

    “We have a very healthy, very strong economy,” says Thompson. “It’s reflected in dealership activities, no question about it.”

    Still, the auto show gives a shot in the arm to dealerships, with the mid-March event signaling the spring selling season. And consumers walking in the doors to the Roundup Centre & Corral Stampede Park weren’t disappointed.

    An unidentified member of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is in the driver's seat at the Calgary Auto Show's Vehicles and Violins charity gala. Also pictured, from left, are Jack Thompson, show manager and head of the Calgary Motor Dealers Association; Liz Ballendine, fund development officer at the Missing Children Society of Canada; and Dr. Dean Vause of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre.

    “We had several of the manufacturers come with new displays and the overall impact of the show to the consumer was very positive,” says Thompson. “We nailed them when they walked through the door.”

    Even though the Calgary show may not be as large as other Canadian shows such as Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver, the event “has a significant place in the marketplace here,” says Thompson, likely a reflection of the booming economy.

    Manufacturers, as a result, tend to want to put their best foot forward when it comes to showcasing product. And that, in turn, drives attendance.

    Even before the show begins, organizers put on a charity preview, raising in excess of $250,000 Canadian for charities in the region, this year being the Missing Children Society of Canada.

    Since “Vehicles and Violins” began eight years ago, nearly $1.5 million has been earmarked for various charities, the result of ticket sales and a silent auction at the event.

    Among vehicles standing out at the show itself were Chevrolet’s Camaro and Ford’s Super Chief truck, popular in a region where pick-ups are a popular mode of transportation.

    Thompson says the future of the show is looking bright, even as the need for exhibit space continues to be something of an issue. “We have an expansion approved for one more hall, which will take us to 300,000 square feet, but that’s a couple of years away. We could use that space now.”

    Profile: Calgary International Auto & Truck Show

    Dates:
    March 14-18, 2007

    Next Show:
    March 12-16, 2008

    Place:
    Roundup Centre & Corral Stampede Park

    Exhibit Space:
    240,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $10; Seniors and Youth (13-17), $6; Children (6-12), $2; under 6 free. Family pass (2 adults, 2 youth or children) $22.95

    Show Hours:
    Wed. 3 pm-10 pm; Thurs.-Fri. noon-10 pm; Sat. 10 am-10 pm; Sun. 10 am-6 pm

    Show Contact:
    Jack Thompson, ATAE
    cmda@telus.net, 403.974.0707

    Discount Coupons:
    $2 off adult admission newspaper coupon (for Wed.-Thurs.); $2 dealer client discount coupon, Wed.-Fri. Advance exhibitor tickets, $4 available through manufacturers, dealers and other exhibitors.

    Web site:
    www.calgarymotordealers.com






    Dallas: More concepts, great displays make for strong show

    As important as those annual auto show dates can be, there are times when other long-standing events can impact attendance. The Dallas show, which was affected last year thanks to a rally and march in support of immigrant workers, suffered again with the cancellation of the downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade.

    Police officers from around Texas took advantage of a seminar on combating auto theft at the Dallas Auto Show.

    But Jo McKinley, show director, was undaunted. “We had a dynamite day on Sunday and our attendance overall was up 10 percent for the entire show.”

    There were also more concept cars at the show than McKinley might have otherwise expected, given the show’s March dates (it will move to early April in 2008). “This year we were up against several other shows, but still did well” she adds.

    An ongoing feature, now in its third year, was the show’s Law Enforcement Day, an event that the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education offers continuing education credits for attendees. At the event, which is sponsored by Ford, law enforcement officers are able to spend time examining various spots where vehicle identification numbers are positioned plus get additional training from manufacturers.

    “We’re very proud of the program,” says McKinley, who says response is universally positive. “We have many, many comments from officers who are extremely grateful to have the opportunity to attend.”

    Chevrolet's "green" concept, the Volt, was a bit hit at the Dallas Auto Show.

    A preview party on the Tuesday evening prior to the show raises funds from Earning by Learning, a program at the Dallas Independent School District that encourages students to read.

    The tie-in to auto dealers is the ongoing need for employees who are highly literate.

    Among the vehicles being showcased were the Ford Interceptor and Airstream Crossover concepts; the Lincoln MKR concept; the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and Volt concepts; the Chrysler Akino concept; the Suzuki Flix concept; the 2008 Cadillac CTS; the 2008 Audi R8 and TT Roadster; the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer; and the 2008 Nissan Titan.

    Old is sometimes just as appealing as new, as this display attests.

    But there were also tributes to the past, specifically with an impressive classic car exhibit by representatives of the Lone Star Corvette Club, Corvette Legends, the North Texas Mustang Club and the Z Club of Texas, plus a few classic Mercedes Benzes thrown in for good measure.

    Another highlight was a selection of “high end” vehicles that included a $300,000 Spyker (a new exhibitor) as well as vehicles from Aston-Martin, Maserati and Bentley.

    Dallas was also host to the popular Toyota On Site Off Road Adventure, which occupied a prime position in front of the only entrance to the show. Toyota also brought its Highway to the Future Mobile Hybrid Experience, a trailer that’s finding its way across the continent.

    Profile: Dallas Auto Show

    Dates:
    March 14-18, 2007

    Next show:
    April 2-6, 2008

    Place:
    Dallas Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    550,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $11; Seniors, $5; Children (12 and under), free

    Show Hours:
    Wed-Thurs., 4 pm-10 pm; Fri., 11 am-10 pm; Sat., 10 am-10 pm; Sun., 11 am-7 pm

    Show Contact:
    Jo McKinley
    Vice President, New Car Dealers Association of Metropolitan Dallas
    Jo.McKinley@dallasautoshow.com, 214.637.0531

    Show Website:
    www.dallasautoshow.com

    Discount coupons:
    $1 off coupons available at new car dealers (members of association)






    Denver: Attendance steady, emphasis on green draws interest

    Denver may be known as the “Mile High City” but it’s also one where environmental concerns have tended to be front and center.

    Vintage cars were among those displayed at this year’s Denver Auto Show.

    It’s little wonder, then, that the Denver Auto Show has embraced the “need to be green” and, specifically, the idea of alternative fuel vehicles.

    “It’s something the public is demanding,” says Bill Barrow, who continues to produce the show even after retiring from the head of the Colorado Auto Dealers Association. “The strong interest in alternative fuels meant we were able to bring in a number of vehicles, including hydrogen cell vehicles and various hybrids. It made a pretty good show.”

    Even though one of the show’s featured vehicles might arguably be less than green (CNN’s Warrior One Hummer), the Denver Auto Show was the launch-off point for the “RE/MAX Tour for the Troops.”

    The vehicle, once home for CNN troops embedded with U.S. forces in Iraq, is now a military tribute vehicle raising money for wounded soldiers. The refurbished Hummer was auctioned off by CNN with RE/MAX Chairman and Founder Dave Liniger making the winning bid of $1 million.

    A new innovative display from Continental Safety Systems--"Safely There"--entertained and informed those who attended the Denver Auto Show.

    “It’s all for a fabulous cause and we can use this impressive vehicle to do great things for so many wounded veterans,” Liniger said at the time. RE/MAX expects more than one million people to see the vehicle, many of them at auto shows in North America.

    A new exhibit – Safely There – by Continental Automotive Systems, which makes components such as anti-lock brakes and roll-over avoidance for SUVs, was another key part of the Denver show. The company’s exhibit allowed visitors to simulate crash situations as well as learn how to avoid accidents using advanced technology.

    Toyota brought its Highway to the Future Mobile Hybrid Experience, featuring a display of how alternative fuels work and how they can help the environment. A “Prius Driving Experience” simulated the company’s Hybrid Synergy Drive technology.

    Toyota's mobile hybrid display showcased the automaker's popular gas-sipping technologies.

    Not to be outdone was General Motors, which added its large parts display trailer to the show’s aftermarket area.

    Barrow says marketing the auto show has taken on a new emphasis as of late, with broadcast seemingly taking on a larger role.

    “Radio has become a bigger deal,” he says, noting that dealers, too, are buying less print ad space as readership decreases. “It’s lowered our expense as well when it comes to remote broadcasts at the show.”

    Barrow says the overall result was attendance figures that held their own over 2006. “We were almost dead on with what we did last year.”

    Profile: Denver Auto Show

    Dates:
    March 28-April 1, 2007

    Next show:
    March 26-March 30, 2008

    Place:
    Colorado Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    400,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults $10, Seniors (free Wednesday evening), Children (6-12) $2, under 6 free

    Show Hours:
    Wed.-Thurs. 5 pm to 9 pm; Fri., noon-10 pm; Sat., 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm

    Show Contact:
    Bill Barrow, Honorary ATAE
    General Manager, Denver Auto Show
    bbarrow@cadaonline.org, 303.588.1305

    Merilee Keene, auto show coordinator
    mkeene@denverautoshow.com, 303.588.1305

    Show Web site:
    www.denverautoshow.com






    Fort Worth: Area show continues to set itself apart

    It may be nearby the larger Dallas Auto Show, but organizers of the Greater Tarrant County Auto Show say the event is unique in its appeal to Fort Worth area automotive consumers.

    Many families consider the Greater Tarrant County Auto Show to be a day out together.

    “We put on a really good show,” says Lisa Moore, show director, even as she acknowledges the fact that many outside the area see Dallas/Fort Worth market as being one market.

    “We are distinctive,” says Moore.

    This year, the 52nd annual event, once again included a display from the Texas Driving Experience, one of the area’s popular attractions. TDE gives participants the opportunity to drive a Corvette Z06 race car on the track of the Texas Motor Speedway.

    The Greater Tarrant County Auto Show continued to use its space at the Fort Worth Convention Center to promote dealer careers, including the automotive technician program at Tarrant County College.

    Texas being Texas, truck displays at the auto show are always a popular place to be.

    But aside from the special exhibits, most consumers came out to see all the manufacturers had to offer in the way of new vehicles.

    “Manufacturers continue to support those displays,” says Moore. “We had more than 300 vehicles on hand and people who came to the show to see what was new and different were pleased with what they saw.”

    Those vehicles included a wide variety of hybrid vehicles, something Moore says is increasingly popular, as it is in other shows.

    “People are much more concerned these days with energy savings.”

    Profile: Greater Tarrant County Auto Show

    Dates:
    Feb. 15-18, 2007

    Next show:
    March 13-16, 2008

    Place:
    Fort Worth Convention Center

    Exhibit Space:
    220,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $8; Children (6-12), $3; under 6, free

    Show Hours:
    Thursday-Friday, 1 pm-10 pm; Saturday, 10 am-10 pm; Sunday, 10 am-6 pm

    Show Contact:
    Lisa Moore
    Show Director, Greater Tarrant County Auto Show
    lisammoore@prodigy.net, 817.332.5186

    Show Website:
    www.ncdagreatertarrant.com






    Toronto: Focus is on consumers, and diversity

    Tom Tonks knows exactly where his organization’s Canadian International Auto Show fits when it comes to other events throughout North America and the world.

    ShoZone, a key feature at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, featured a dozen or so "radically customized" sport compact vehicles, with an adjacent vendor area offering custom accessories, parts and a display of vintage car ads and automotive lighting.

    “We’re first and foremost a consumer show,” says Tonks, general manager of both the show and the Toronto Automobile Dealers Association, which owns the event.

    And while there’s the inevitable comparison to the Motor City, located just four hours away by car, Tonks holds his head high. “Certainly, Detroit is the best media event in the world. But no one does a better job of running a consumer show.”

    While a sold-out preview event was well attended, the dealers group doesn’t link ticket sales to charitable giving, opting instead to donate a portion of overall show profits to its charitable foundation.

    Toronto’s distinctive multicultural makeup, which includes a significant number of people with Asian roots, contributed to a slight dip in attendance, the first weekend coinciding with Chinese New Year.

    “It was a rough start,” says Tonks. “But while those who celebrate Chinese New Year stayed away early, they came back in droves after that weekend.”

    Among the vehicles rolled out to media representatives were some of the more futuristic concepts seen in a while.

    In the end, an initial 20 percent dip in attendance was off by just five percent. “If we’d had another week running, we could have had it all back.”

    Marketing to various ethnic populations includes advertising in virtually every newspaper serving various international cultures, among them Italian, German, Portuguese, Indian and others. “We’re also on the air, since most have their own radio shows as well,” says Tonks.

    Inside the three-venue event, multilingual product specialists are more the norm than the exception, again helping satisfy consumer interest in vehicles being showcased.

    The Toronto show, sanctioned every other year by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, ran as part of this year’s OICA status an automotive design contest, dedicating some 6,000 square feet of space to displaying work from some 19 worldwide design schools.

    It also dovetailed nicely with an ongoing initiative by the dealers organization, a career area that creates awareness in working in the industry at the retail level. Some six area academic institutions, plus Toyota Canada, host exhibits as part of the Career Academy.

    Some of the top winners from regional competitions were showcased at Cruise Nationals.

    “We had a total of 9,000 students who got a chance to explore various career opportunities,” says Tonks, who adds that the impact of the initiative, now almost 20 years running, has included the building of a dedicated training facility at nearby Georgian College.

    Other show features included a Classics Concours, which included Cruise Nationals, now in its third year. Under the program, finalists selected at the summer-end Canadian National Exhibition from among 60 sanctioned regional cruises compete for three top prizes at the auto show. The Concours also featured a history of the Studebaker Corporation and a display of performance cars entitled “Pony Fever.”

    Tonks says a good selection of concept cars and some 31 Canadian exclusive vehicle debuts helped solidify a reputation for being a significant spot on the auto show calendar.

    Profile: Canadian International Auto Show

    Dates:
    Feb. 16-25, 2007

    Next show:
    Feb. 15-24, 2008

    Place:
    Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Rogers Centre

    Exhibit Space:
    850,000 square feet

    Tickets:
    Adults, $20 (Mon.-Thurs. $15 with coupon); Children (7-12), $7, under 6 free

    Show Hours:
    Daily 10:30 am-10 pm, final Sunday 10:30 am-6 pm

    Show Contact:
    Tom Tonks, ATAE
    General Manager, Canadian International Auto Show/Toronto Automobile Dealers Association
    tomt@autoshow.ca, 416.407.7472

    Show Website:
    www.autoshow.ca






    Auto Shows of North America Show Directory

    Albany
    Albany Auto Show
    11/3/2017 - 11/5/2017

    Albuquerque
    New Mexico International Auto Show
    4/13/2018 - 4/15/2018

    Anaheim
    Orange County Auto Show
    10/4/2018 - 10/7/2018

    Atlanta
    Atlanta International Auto Show
    3/21/2018 - 3/25/2018

    Austin
    Austin Auto Show
    4/20/2018 - 4/22/2018

    Baltimore
    Motor Trend International Auto Show, Baltimore
    2/8/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Bedford, NH
    New Hampshire Auto Show
    11/18/2016 - 11/20/2016

    Bethlehem, PA
    Lehigh Valley Auto Show
    3/22/2018 - 3/25/2018

    Birmingham
    Alabama International Auto Show
    4/12/2018 - 4/15/2018

    Boston
    New England International Auto Show
    1/11/2018 - 1/15/2018

    Buffalo
    Buffalo Auto Show
    2/8/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Calgary
    Calgary International Auto & Truck Show
    3/14/2018 - 3/18/2018

    Charleston
    West Virginia International Auto Show
    1/19/2018 - 1/21/2018

    Charlotte
    Charlotte International Auto Show
    11/2/2017 - 11/5/2017

    Chicago
    Chicago Auto Show
    2/10/2018 - 2/19/2018

    Cincinnati
    Cincinnati Auto Expo
    2/7/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Cleveland
    Cleveland Auto Show
    2/23/2018 - 3/4/2018

    Columbus
    Columbus International Auto Show
    3/15/2018 - 3/18/2018

    Dallas
    DFW Auto Show in Dallas
    2/14/2018 - 2/18/2018

    Dayton
    Dayton Auto Show
    2/22/2018 - 2/25/2018

    Denver
    Denver Auto Show
    4/4/2018 - 4/8/2018

    Detroit
    North American International Auto Show
    1/20/2018 - 1/28/2018

    Edmonton
    Edmonton Motor Show
    4/12/2018 - 4/15/2018

    Fort Worth
    DFW Auto Show in Fort Worth
    12/7/2017 - 12/10/2017

    Greenville
    South Carolina International Auto Show
    1/12/2018 - 1/14/2018

    Harrisburg, PA
    Pennsylvania Auto Show
    1/25/2018 - 1/28/2018

    Hartford
    Connecticut International Auto Show
    11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Honolulu
    First Hawaiian International Auto Show
    4/13/2018 - 4/15/2018

    Houston
    Houston Auto Show
    4/5/2017 - 4/9/2017

    Indianapolis
    Indianapolis Auto Show
    12/26/2017 - 1/1/2018

    Kansas City
    Kansas City International Auto Show
    2/28/2018 - 3/4/2018

    Las Vegas
    Las Vegas International Auto Show
    11/24/2017 - 11/26/2017

    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles Auto Show
    12/1/2017 - 12/10/2017

    Louisville
    Louisville Auto Show
    1/19/2018 - 1/21/2018

    Miami
    Miami International Auto Show
    9/9/2017 - 9/17/2017

    Milwaukee
    Greater Milwaukee International Auto Show
    2/24/2018 - 3/4/2018

    Minneapolis/St. Paul
    Twin Cities Auto Show
    3/10/2018 - 3/18/2018

    Montreal
    Montreal International Auto Show
    1/19/2018 - 1/28/2018

    New Orleans
    Greater New Orleans International Auto Show
    3/16/2018 - 3/18/2018

    New York
    New York International Auto Show
    3/30/2018 - 4/8/2018

    Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma City International Auto Show
    3/9/2018 - 3/11/2018

    Oklahoma City
    Oklahoma State Fair Auto Show
    9/14/2017 - 9/24/2017

    Omaha
    Midlands International Auto Show
    1/18/2018 - 1/21/2018

    Orlando
    Central Florida International Auto Show
    11/23/2017 - 11/26/2017

    Philadelphia
    Philadelphia International Auto Show
    1/27/2018 - 2/4/2018

    Phoenix
    Arizona International Auto Show
    11/23/2017 - 11/26/2017

    Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh International Auto Show
    2/17/2017 - 2/20/2017

    Portland
    Portland International Auto Show
    1/25/2018 - 1/28/2018

    Providence
    Northeast International Auto Show
    2/9/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Richmond
    Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show
    2/16/2018 - 2/18/2018

    Rochester
    Rochester International Auto Show
    3/1/2018 - 3/4/2018

    Sacramento
    Sacramento International Auto Show
    10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017

    Saint Louis
    Saint Louis International Auto Show
    1/25/2018 - 1/28/2018

    Salt Lake City
    Utah International Auto Expo
    1/12/2018 - 1/15/2018

    San Antonio
    San Antonio Auto & Truck Show
    11/9/2017 - 11/12/2017

    San Diego
    San Diego International Auto Show
    12/28/2017 - 1/1/2018

    San Jose
    Silicon Valley International Auto Show
    1/4/2018 - 1/7/2018

    Seattle
    Seattle International Auto Show
    11/9/2017 - 11/12/2017

    Spokane
    Spokane International Auto Show
    2/9/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Tampa
    Tampa Bay International Auto Show
    11/17/2017 - 11/19/2017

    Toledo
    Greater Toledo Auto Show
    2/8/2018 - 2/11/2018

    Toronto
    Canadian International Auto Show
    2/16/2018 - 2/25/2018

    Tulsa
    Tulsa Auto Show
    4/13/2018 - 4/15/2018

    Vancouver
    Vancouver International Auto Show
    3/28/2018 - 4/1/2018

    Virginia Beach
    Hampton Roads International Auto Show
    1/12/2018 - 1/14/2018

    Washington
    Washington Auto Show
    1/26/2018 - 2/4/2018





    Credits/Contacts:

    Automotive Trade Association Executives
    8400 Westpark Drive
    McLean, VA 22102
    703.821.7072
    703.556.8581 - fax
    www.info@atae.info

    Denise Brennan, ATAE Chairman
    dbrennan@pittsburghauto.org

    Jennifer Lindsey, ATAE Executive Director
    jlindsey@nada.org

    ASNA Focus Group
    Candida Romanelli, New York
    Jerry Cizek, Chicago
    Shayne Wilson, Atlanta
    Craig Bickmore, Utah

    The Auto Show Report
    Joe Rohatynski, senior editor

    joe@joepr.com

    J.D. Booth, editor
    jd@jdbooth.com




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